Meet our senior team
Our senior team brings together years of experience across a wide variety of sectors. We believe this expertise uniquely positions us to achieve fast-paced growth, while continuing to offer our clients market-leading products and a premium service.
Alistair joined Global Reach as Chairman in September 2019. With a wealth of experience across financial services, Alistair has been a board member of a number of private companies.
Alistair has run an alternative asset management business focused on Japan, co-founded an agency broking business for the Man Group, and spent ten years with UBS (formerly SG Warburg.) He has also worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Phillips & Drew, and James Capel.
Nicholas FullertonChief Executive Officer
Nicholas was appointed CEO in September 2019. Prior to this, he was COO for the Group, having joined following the 2016 acquisition by Inflexion Private Equity of FC Exchange, where he was CEO and co-founder of the service-led foreign exchange and payments provider.
During his time leading FC Exchange, the company experienced exponential growth, with an FX turnover in excess of £1billion per annum, and offices in Europe and Africa becoming one of the first in the sector to gain authorisation as an E-Money Institution with the Financial Conduct Authority.
With 15 years’ experience in the foreign exchange and payments industry, Nicholas has a deep understanding of the sector and is passionate about delivering innovative products and industry-leading service. Nicholas is also a founding Executive Committee member of The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies, an industry body committed to delivering the highest standards.
Millie RichardsonChief Compliance and Risk Officer
A qualified chartered accountant, Millie has over two decades of experience working for some of the biggest firms in the financial services sector. Before joining the Global Reach team she spent five years as Chief Compliance Officer at World First, responsible for managing Compliance, Legal, Audit, Risk and Governance across its international operations. Other previous roles included Head of Governance and Reporting at AXA, Global Compliance Officer for HSBC Insurance and Insurance Supervisor at the Financial Services Authority (now FCA).
Brett FlowersChief Financial Officer
Brett joined Global Reach as Chief Financial Officer in December 2019 with responsibility for the Finance, Risk, and Trading functions of the Group. A Chartered Accountant who trained with Deloitte, he also holds a BSc in Chemistry from Warwick University.
Brett has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of finance within organisations such as Barclays where he was Head of Group Financial Control, Lloyds TSB Bank, and Credit Suisse. An experienced CFO, he has spent the last 10 years working in entrepreneurial proprietary trading groups, and was most recently Group CFO at Mako where he spent three years.
Leandra McPhillipsCommercial Director
Leandra was appointed as Global Reach’s Commercial Director in 2019, following two years of successfully leading the Marketing team as Marketing Director. Her role as Commercial Director is responsible for defining and driving the growth and commercial strategy for the business. Leandra joined in July 2017 as Marketing Director, with the core goal of developing and implementing the marketing and communication strategy, along with responsibility for enhancing client technology, with a specific focus on customer experience.
Leandra has established a formidable track record in driving and implementing effective marketing strategies within the online trading sector. Prior to joining Global Reach, she spent almost 10 years with CMC Markets, where she was responsible for the global Marketing function. She has also held Marketing roles at Lloyds TSB and Saxo Bank.
Tim Watson Chief Technology Officer
Tim was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Global Reach Group in March 2021, and joined the executive team, after successfully leading the department as Head of Technology during 2020.
Tim has diverse experience and has positioned himself as a technology expert, holding a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, and having been a consultant for clients in both the UK and US. Tim's work experience includes ten years in his role at WorldFirst (part of AntFinancial) as Head of Technology after joining as a software engineer in 2009. He progressed to Deputy CTO and Interim CISO for the group while growing the technology and product functions to 175 staff globally. Tim has an abundance of technical and financial services experience in the FX space, coupled with a strong business and product focus.